The Oxford Maternal & Perinatal Health Institute (OMPHI) aims to bring together some of the best experts in the world to resolve priority maternal and perinatal health problems.
It engages medical researchers, social scientists and health management experts in some of the major issues affecting the health of mothers and newborn babies, particularly in resource-poor settings.
The Institute is currently running four large, global studies. Over 100 researchers are involved in a wide range of countries, plus a small co-ordinating team based in the Nuffield Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, University of Oxford. The studies are funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, EngenderHealth and the Maternal Health Task Force.